Arts tv review

‘I think I’m gonna like it here’

Supernatural returns


Season 9

Created by Eric Kripke

Broadcast by The CW

Premiered on Oct. 8, 2013

Fangirls and boys everywhere have been eagerly awaiting the return of Supernatural, a show about two brothers saving people and hunting all things supernatural, creepy, and deadly. The show made its ninth season return this Tuesday, Oct. 8 on The CW, and, as expected, Superwholockians have already begun to flood Tumblr with GIFs capturing key scenes, new fanfiction, and speculation about what the new season has in store.

I have to admit, I am obsessed with this show. I spent the entire summer in a fangirlish craze, watching episode after episode until I completed all eight seasons. (If you are planning a similar feat, may I recommend IAP?) I spent a mere three months in anticipation of this episode, and it did not disappoint.

The season eight finale left fans dumbfounded, asking, with Heaven and Hell in their current states, how could life on Earth continue to be? What will happen to Sam? How many times do the main characters have to die? Will Destiel ever become canon? Does God exist? These are all questions that plague the minds of viewers and have spurred endless discussion on social media sites. Sadly, we have not yet received answers to most of our questions; in fact, we have been left with new questions.

The episode contained many pleasant surprises, despite the slew of new unanswered questions. I was happy to see that actor Jim Beaver returns as a guest star for the episode, playing fans’ beloved Bobby Singer, a father-like character to the show’s two lead roles, Dean and Sam Winchester. The episode is shown through interesting perspectives, as one of the main characters is in a coma. Though Supernatural is known for having suspenseful episodes, there were also many funny moments — Castiel’s “rusty” social skills make an appearance once again, and Dean’s infamous one-liners and banter make their way into the episode.

Once again, I am left with only my Tumblr dashboard for answers as I wait for next Tuesday’s episode, when hopefully more truths will be uncovered and my ship, Destiel, will be one step closer to canon.